Yesterday, we heard RHP Brad Lidge's name linked to the Los Angeles Angels. Today comes more confirmation that he'd be a good fit, as GM Jerry DiPoto has said that the team is focused on adding bullpen depth. The latest out of Anaheim:
Adding bullpen depth remains on Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto's list | angels.com: News
"Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto and members of the staff hopped on a plane Tuesday to Arizona, where they'll spend the rest of the week conducting organizational meetings that will help lay some groundwork and allow the first-year GM to shake hands with several of those he still hasn't met."
Twitter / @billplunkettocr: #Angels Dipoto reiterated ...
"#Angels Dipoto reiterated stance regarding remaining FAs: 'Very unlikely you're going to see any more significant additions to the team'"
Kendrick: "Truly wanted" to stay at home with Angels | The Orange County Register
"By signing a four-year, $33.5 million contract extension with the Angels this week, Howie Kendrick traded a measure of security for the freedom -- and potential salary-boosting properties – of reaching free agency in the prime of his career."
More links after the jump...
Kendrick Extension a Good Value for Angels | FanGraphs Baseball
"Howie Kendrick is never going to be a superstar, but he has been solid throughout his career and was probably the Angels’ best hitter last year."
We Gonna Rock Down To Howie Kendrick Avenue - Halos Heaven
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Tim Salmon, The Hall of Fame and That 5% | Monkey with a Halo
"As of this writing, 134 of the over 500 Hall of Fame ballots have been revealed, a grand total of one vote has been cast in favor of the Kingfish entering the Hall. That is a damned shame."